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ANVIL's STEVE 'LIPS' KUDLOW Foresaw Documentary's Success: 'Everything That I Predicted Is Still Going On'

A remastered edition of ANVIL's acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", received its premiere in conjunction with Beyond Fest on September 22 in Los Angeles at the Saban Theater, where ANVIL also performed, along with appearances from surprise musical guests, including ANTHRAX guitarist...
September 25, 2022
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WATAIN Frontman: 'The Metal That Shook My Soul Was Always Written By Liberated Spirits'

In a recent interview with Tinnitus Metal Radio, WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson was asked to elaborate on his previous comment that "metal should be written by people who live metal lives." He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think that, yeah, I don't see metal as a thing that can be p...
September 25, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Says Returning Guitarist MIKE STONE Was 'Instantly' Accepted By Fans

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton spoke to Ruben Mosqueda of We Go To 11 about the band's upcoming album, "Digital Noise Alliance", which will arrive on October 7 via Century Media. The record was once again helmed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with QUEENSRŸCHE on 2015's "Conditi...
September 24, 2022
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POPPY Announces 'Stagger' EP, Shares New Single 'FYB'

After emerging as one of the most quietly disruptive forces in culture, Grammy Award-nominated alternative insurgent Poppy will unleash her new "Stagger" EP on October 14. It notably marks her debut for Lava/Republic. She comes out of the gate swinging with the new single "FYB". Powered by a thrash-...
September 23, 2022
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LARS ULRICH's Sons Talk TAIPEI HOUSTON, Growing Up Around METALLICA (Video)

TAIPEI HOUSTON, the new band featuring Myles and Layne Ulrich, sons of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by Nudge of the WEBN radio station at this year's Louder Than Life festival, which is being held September 22-25 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in...
September 22, 2022
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PILEDRIVER Frontman GORD KIRCHIN Dead At 60

Lead vocalist Gord Kirchin of the Canadian cult metal band PILEDRIVER has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 60 years old. Gord's passing was confirmed by his sister Tina, who took to her social media to write: "Before I got to the hospital he played 2 songs for me on Sirius XM, Home Sweet...
September 22, 2022
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Watch Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Perform In Toronto

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes took part in a signing session and performance Wednesday night (September 21) at the Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Video of Holmes and his band performing a few tracks, including W.A.S.P.'s "Wild Child", "The Devil Made Me Do It" and a cover of Neil You...
September 22, 2022
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TED NUGENT Weighs In On America's Obesity Epidemic: 'Hey, America, What The Hell Are You Eating?'

Ted Nugent has weighed in on the prevalence of U.S. obesity, a chronic disease affecting more than 40% of the country's population with medical costs nearing $175 billion. The outspoken conservative rocker, who turned 73 last December, made his comments in response to former U.S. secretary of defens...
September 22, 2022
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PATRIK JENSEN And WITCHERY Soldier Through Lineup Changes And Pandemic To Release 'Nightside'

By David E. Gehlke "I'm a bit tired at the moment," laughs veteran Swedish riff lord Patrik Jensen. Jensen just returned from Japan with AT THE GATES, where he was tapped at the last minute to replace Jonas Stålhammar, who recently got the ax from the long-running melodic death metal innovators. Whi...
September 22, 2022
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Watch KITTIE's Entire Comeback Performance At BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited Canadian metallers KITTIE performed on September 8 at this year's Blue Ridge Rock Festival at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Fan-filmed video of the entire concert is available below. Joining guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander and her sister, drummer Mercedes Lander, a...
September 21, 2022
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SIMON WRIGHT Says Young RONNIE JAMES DIO Fans Were 'Grateful' For The Hologram Show

Simon Wright says that young Ronnie James Dio fans were very appreciative of DIO DISCIPLES' decision to go on the road with a hologram of the legendary heavy metal singer. Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram was created by a company called Eyellusion and made its debu...
September 20, 2022
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Watch: OPETH Plays First Concert With New Drummer WALTTERI VÄYRYNEN

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH played their first concert with new drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT) on September 14 at Helitehas in Tallinn, Estonia. Väyrynen replaced stand-in drummer Sami Karppinen who has been the temporary replacement for Martin "Ax...
September 19, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Defends His 'Well-Deserved' Opinion Of RAINBOW's Latest Lineup, Says Band's Legacy 'Deserved Much Better'

Former RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner has defended his recent comments about Ritchie Blackmore's decision to go out and perform the band's classic material with a new group of musicians, saying "the RAINBOW legacy deserved much better treatment and respect than it received." Blackmore stepped away f...
September 18, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Members ELLEFSON, YOUNG And POLAND Are 'Not Concerned' About MUSTAINE's Reaction To 'Kings Of Thrash' Tour

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Ach...
September 17, 2022
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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Fires Back At JOE LYNN TURNER Over 'Cheap Imitation' Comments

Ronnie Romero has fired back at Joe Lynn Turner over the disparaging comments the former RAINBOW singer made about the most recent lineup of the band. Earlier this month, Turner slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with...
September 16, 2022